Spooktacular Halloween event features trick or treating, zookeeper chats, decorate trails and more


COAL VALLEY, Iowa (Oct. 14, 2016) – Boo at the Zoo, one of Quad Cities most popular “merry not scary” family friendly Halloween events will return to the Niabi Zoo for two days on October 29 and October 30 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The trick-or-treat stations, manned by local businesses and non-profit organizations, will feature Halloween-themed decorations and backdrops that make the perfect setting for a family-friendly day.


In addition, special zookeeper chats led by animal care staff will highlight interesting facts about zoo animals.


“This is one of our most popular annual events,” said Lee Jackson, director of the Niabi Zoo, “It’s a great time for zoo guests, volunteers and staff to celebrate the end of a successful 2016.”


The last day of Niabi’s 2016 season is October 30.


Boo at the Zoo activities are free with paid zoo admission. Admission is free for Niabi Zoo members with picture ID and membership card.


$8.25 Adults


$7.25 Senior citizens (62+ years)


$6.25 Kids (3-12 years old)


This year’s Boo at the Zoo event is made possible by WQAD, Eye Surgeons Association, Zeglin’s TV and Appliance Inc., Sexton Ford, Ruhl&Ruhl REALTORS and RIA Federal Credit Union.


To learn more about Boo at the Zoo, please contact Lee Jackson at ljackson@niabizoo.com.


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Niabi Zoo gives visitors from the Quad Cities and beyond an opportunity to explore more than 40 acres of animal exhibits, including more than 140 species from Africa, Australia, Asia, and North America. As part of its mission, the zoo strives to connect the community with the natural world through conservation leadership and engaging educational experiences. Through its exhibits, educational programs, outreach efforts, field trips and more, the Zoo strives to instill a sense of care and understanding for wild animals in both children and adults. To learn more about Niabi Zoo, visit NiabiZoo.com.


The last day of the 2016 season is Oct. 30.